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Reviews Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 5.50.24 PM

Here’s the thing about January horror films: There never is just one. 2016 was kicked off with The Forest, which was not particularly awful, but not particularly worthwhile. Fast-forward to a couple of weeks later, and now we have The Boy, which appears to be a bit of anomaly. It’s being sold as a serious, creepy scare-fest by its marketing, but its plot is so …

Film Festival Under the Shadow (dir. Babak Anvari, 2016)

Under the Shadow: Out-Babadooking The Babadook, Babak Anvari’s feature filmmaking debut, Under the Shadow, a psychological horror film set in the waning days of the Iran-Iraq War (1988), a war that seemed endless – as all wars do – to those suffering directly from the devastating, destructive effects of…

Reviews Mojave

Thomas (Garrett Hedlund), a famous, floppy-haired, self-absorbed actor has run off from his family and his commitments to the desert, where his full schedule includes drinking and sulking and wrecking a Jeep technically owned by his million-dollar production company. He encounters a nutty and armed man by the name of Jack…

Reviews The 5th Wave

We’ve been there before. We’ve all been there before. The giant, threatening spaceships hovering silently over major cities. The natural and unnatural disasters. The body-snatching, Earth-obsessed aliens. The teen heroine – insecure at first, indomitable by the end – whose inner and outer journey audiences implicitly and explicitly…

Reviews Knight of Cups

There are obvious flaws with Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. Many people have, and will continue to look negatively upon this film. What they forget, though, is that this film isn’t targeted towards a broad audience – Knight of Cups is reserved for the narrow category among people, general public and cinephiles alike…

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